Why do cats love catnip?
Cats love catnip, especially catnip (Nepeta cataria). It has an intoxicating effect on animals. Responsible for this is the scent Nepectalaton, a volatile substance that puts cats in a state of euphoria. The scent stimulates the cats to playful behavior and promotes their urge to move. But don't worry, the high usually only lasts 5-15 minutes 🤪.